01/26/15 8:49am

Majestic Cafe Alexandria, Virginia

I strolled by here yesterday and noticed The Majestic Cafe, located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, is closed. Sign (below) says ‘reopening soon. Their website states they are closed for renovations and are re-opening Monday (today?). Their Facebook page reveals nothing either. I tried called this A.M. but, no one answered. I also looked through the window and could see nothing happening in the way of renovations (at least in the front of the house).

This leads me to believe could the closure be attributed to this news?

What do you think?

Majestic Cafe Alexandria, Virginia

01/26/15 8:31am

The National Wather Service (NWS) has updated this Winter Weather Advisory, issuing a new one to run from 3:00 AM this morning (January 26, 2015) until 10:00 AM on Tuesday (January 27, 2015). Again, advisories are for travel conditions and the NWS expects 2-4 inches in the D.C. area.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
TUESDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES THROUGH MID-AFTERNOON.
PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE
HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT BEFORE ENDING TUESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY…BECOMING NORTH TONIGHT
INTO TUESDAY WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY WITH
VISIBILITIES BEING REDUCED TO NEAR ONE-QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
THE COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY WILL
MAKE TRAVELING DANGEROUS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

01/25/15 10:08pm

REMINDER: Please consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]us or drop it in our Flickr Pool. Please let us know the name of your pet and the neighborhood where you live.

We Alexandrians L O V E love our pets. For today’s pet photo of the day, here is our Serena, who lives with us in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. She loves perching herself atop these pillows during the day.

01/25/15 9:20pm

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As readers know, a complex weather scenario is unfolding across the mid-Atlantic later today (January 25, 2015) through Tuesday (January 27, 2015). Two rounds of wintry weather may affect our region, with western portions of the area more impacted by the first round; and eastern portions potentially more impacted by the second round. In Alexandria, we’re pretty much stuck in between.

Click on the image below for the latest snowfall forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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01/25/15 9:07pm

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City staff has posted preliminary draft studies as part of the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan development. Any future analyses and supporting materials will be added to this page as new information becomes available. Visit this link for more information.

Please join your neighbors in learning more about the Eisenhower West SAP process by attending the following meetings:

  • Eisenhower West Steering Committee Meeting #9, Monday, January 26th, 2015, 7:00pm, Cameron Station Clubhouse Great Room (200 Cameron Station Boulevard)
  • Eisenhower West Small Area Plan Community Meeting #5, Monday, February 9th, 2015, 7:00pm, Beatley Central Library (5005 Duke Street)

For additional information or to get involved, contact Radhika Mohan at 703-746-3850.